Christians on the air
CARDINAL Hume and the Duke of Norfolk are amongst those to give their backing to a bid for a new commercial Christian radio station for London. London Christian Radio is bidding against 40 other groups for one of the eight new broadcasting licenses on offer In the capital.
MGR George Stack, a Vicar General of the Westminster Archdiocese, has been appointed administrator of Westminster Cathedral. He replaces Mgr Patrick O'Donoghue, who was recently appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese.
Outrage at cuts
GOVERNMENT plans to cut invalidity benefit were slammed this week by the ecumenical pressure group Church Action on Poverty. CAP's Paul Goggins said the proposal was evidence of an attempt to undermine the welfare state. He added: "There is an increasing sense of outrage throughout the Churches at the way in which the sick and the poor are being targeted for cuts,"
MGR Kieran Conry will take over from next year as the priest with the responsibility of presenting the public face of the Catholic Church in the media. He replaces Fr Peter Verity as director of the Catholic Media Office. Fr Verity returns to his home diocese of Lancaster after 5 years in the post.